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Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement regarding President Joe Biden’s nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

“David Chipman is a former anti-gun lobbyist who is unfit to lead the ATF,” Rubio said. “Violent crime is soaring in cities across the country. Rather than confront the real cause of the problem, Chipman seems more interested in punishing law-abiding gun owners and sharing crackpot internet conspiracies.”

“Chipman failed to get a single Republican vote in the Judiciary Committee, and now it is clear that even some Senate Democrats think he is too radical for this position,” Rubio continued. “Either Senator Schumer should let the Senate vote on this nominee or President Biden should withdraw his nomination, put forth a consensus nominee to lead this important agency, and live up to his commitment to work across party lines to restore Americans’ trust in law enforcement.”